The Rockies and right-hander Antonio Senzatela have avoided arbitration with a $3 million agreement, Robert Murray of FanSided tweets. MLBTR projected Senzatela would make anywhere from $2.2 million to $4.9 million in arbitration.
Senzatela, 25, was an oft-utilized member of the Rockies’ pitching staff for the fourth straight season in 2020, which has been his best campaign to date. Senzatela finished second on the Rockies in starts (12) and innings (73 1/3), paced their starters in ERA (3.44) and notched impressive walk and ground-ball percentages of 5.9 and 50.8, respectively. However, despite averaging upward of 94 mph on his fastball, Senzatela posted a meager 13.5% strikeout rate and did not perform especially well by Statcast’s standards.
The Rockies will be able to control Senzatela through 2023, as he’ll also be eligible for arbitration in each of the next two offseasons.